This week in Numeracy, we have been measuring capacity. We began by estimating and then measuring the capacity of different containers; working out whether they held more or less than 300 ml.
From here, we began reading from a selection of scales. We had to look carefully to work out how many ml the scale was increasing by at each marker.
After measuring the amount of water in a selection of containers, we recorded our findings in a bar graph.
On Friday, we took part in a Roman Numerals treasure hunt around the playground! We learnt about the origin of Roman Numerals and the way in which they can be used to represent modern numerals.
In Science this week, we have been investigating the way water moves through the stems of a plant. We began by acting out the motion in groups. Here is a group of Highmoor children in action with Jonty playing the crucial part of ‘water’:
We set up an investigation to explore the effects of different temperatures on the speed that water travels through the stem to the leaves and petals. To track the water, we coloured it with food colouring. When the water reaches the leaves and petals, they will be the colour of the food colouring. We have been recording our observations at regular intervals.
We now know that plants and trees produce fruit and we understand the life cycle of an apple tree. We have been exploring where in the world the fruit that we buy in the shops comes from. Miss Glynn bought a selection of fruit from Tesco and we read the labels to find out their origins. We plotted where each fruit had travelled from on our world map.
Next Tuesday morning, year 3 will be taking part in the English Speaking Board assessment and will need to bring in everything they need on Monday and Tuesday.